Today, a coalition sent a letter to  the EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, asking the agency to revoke California’s waiver from the Clean Air Act, which allows the state to decouple from Federal policy and impose strict emission standards on automobiles. The letter notes California’s policy has contributed to higher costs for taxpayers and consumers, as well as noting that electric vehicles often produce higher levels of toxicity, compared to gas-fueled vehicles. In addition, because the Energy Policy and Conservation Act forbids any state from adopting a law related to fuel economy standards, California’s greenhouse gas emission standards (AB 1493) should be regarded as preempted by Federal statute.

To read the entire letter, click here.